Best selling external hard drives in India

Looking for the best selling external hard drives of reputed brands? Check out this article to get a list of the top 5 best sellers in the category of external hard drives at the shopping portal Amazon India.

An external hard drive is an essential requirement today. You just cannot afford to lose important data, no matter how small it is! Even if you have an ace computing device, there can never be 100% guarantee that it will be fault-free. You never know when it might break down & your data vanishes. Perhaps you took a back-up on a pen drive? Well, a pen drive can have its own problems, such as being unreadable on another person's laptop or suddenly developing some kind of virus. Hence it is a good idea to have additional backup, namely on an external hard drive.

Let's have a look at the 5 most popular external hard drives bought by customers online at Amazon India's shopping portal.

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Do you have a huge ton of data which needs to be saved as backup? Then the WD My Passport Ultra external hard drive is just right for you, being 1024 GB in size and having an awesome 1TB RAM. The hard casing of the device is of good quality and a soft pouch to store it comes with the product. Also included is a USB cable and WD SmartWare Pro software. Helpful instructions are mentioned in the installation guide. Cloud backup is available along with automatic backup. It works great with Windows 8 too & free Windows 8 app is offered with the product.

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

Basic Features

  • Weight: 159g

  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.2 x 11.1 cm

  • Interface: USB 2.0/3.0

  • Size: 1024 GB

  • RAM: 1TB

  • Safe & secure, thanks to password protection & hardware encryption

Price: Rs. 4,060/- at Amazon India:

Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

This sleek, rugged looking external hard drive (model no. STBX1000301) packs quite a punch. It provides for speedy backup in fewer hours thanks to its USB 2 connection with which it is compatible as with USB 3.0. Soundless and efficient, its cable is a firmly fitting one.

Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

Basic Features

  • Weight: 272 g
  • Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm

  • Weight: 272g

  • Interface: USB 3.0

  • Size: 1024 GB

  • Additional : Quick start guide, 1 year limited warranty (APAC)

Price: This external hard drive costs Rs.7,200/- (M.R.P.) but is available for a much lower price tag of Rs.4,007/- at Amazon India:

Another product from Seagate, #3 on the best sellers' list, is the model no. STBU1000300.

Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive (STBU1000300)

This particular model is even more lighter than the above mentioned model and has the same size of 1024GB. Also, like that model, it is compatible with USB2.0. Users of this hard drive state that it has up to 20MBps write speed. Better still, it can take backup of your online content too since it has bundled backup software. The biggest plus point: you do not need to do any complicated reformatting in order to use it with a MAC as it can be easily used either with a MAC or a PC.

Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive (STBU1000300)


  • Dimensions: 12.3 x 8.1 x 14.5 cm

  • Weight: 222g

  • Interface: USB 3.0

  • Size: 1024 GB

  • All that is included: Seagate Dashboard preloaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac preloaded on drive, USB 3.0 interface adaptor, 18 inch USB 3.0 cable, Quick start guide.

Price: The price tag is Rs.6,999/- but it is available at Amazon India from Rs.4,789/-. Check it out here:

Western Digital 1TB WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive

This hard drive is having compatibility formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8 but requires formatting for Mac OS X 10.6.5 +. It is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and promises maximum transfer rates. A plus point is that this model comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software. The software allows you to back up your data on the drive or even to the cloud with your DropBoxTM account.

Western Digital WD Elements Portable Hard Drive


  • Dimensions: 17 x 13 x 5 cm

  • Weight: 259g

  • Memory: 1TB

  • Included: USB 3.0 portable hard drive, USB cable, Quick Install Guide

Price: This external hard drive is available for a budget price of Rs.3,980/- at Amazon India:

Toshiba Canvio Simple 1TB Portable External Hard Drive

The most budget friendly hard drive, the Toshiba Canvio Simple is compatible with USB2.0 and 3.0. It is lightweight and portable with a good length cable. It provides for easy plug-in and use.

Toshiba Canvio Simple Portable External Hard Drive


  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 cm

  • Weight: 168g

  • Memory: 1TB

  • Hard drive size: 1024GB

Price: It is the least expensive of the hard drives listed here, at Rs.3,8884/- available at Amazon India:


Don't dither any more to save your precious data! Check out the user reviews of the external hard drives listed here and buy the one as per your requirements – before it gets sold out at Amazon India.

[Note: The author of this article is not giving any guarantees or endorsing the products mentioned, but simply giving general information on them. Readers are advised to check terms and conditions of purchase as also the quality]

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